Today in History: Happy Hanukkah

Chanuka - The San Francisco call., December 28, 1902

Today in History–December 17–the Library of Congress features Hanukkah. On this date in 1979 President Jimmy Carter participated in the first National Menorah Lighting. Also known as the Feast or Festival of Lights, Hanukkah reflects the story of a one-day supply of oil at the temple miraculously burning for eight days. Find out more by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below for related resources.

American Hanukkah lamp 2004

A large menorah, a candalabrum lit during the eight-day Jewish celebration of Hanukkah 2016

Hanukkah historical newspaper coverage

The enemies of Israel; a Hanukkah fantasy in one act 1917

Quick to the Party: Southern Jews and the Americanization of Hanukkah 2007 webcast

Chanuka celebration by the Young Men’s Hebrew Association 1880

Chanuka historical newspaper coverage

David of Modin : a Chanukah play 1903

Chanukah sketch 1921

Happy Chanukah dear son letter from Jennie Bernstein to Leonard Bernstein, 1978

Chanukah historical newspaper coverage

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